Tag - SSRIs

New uppers: no improvement

The SSRI group of antidepressants - including fluoxetine and paroxetine - are no more effective and have no fewer side effects than the older tricyclic antidepressants, according to an overview of six double-blind studies (Curr Ther Res, 1993; 54).

The latest antidepressants

The arrival of the SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), such as Prozac, in the early 1990s was greeted by the medical profession as the final solution to depression. Here was a class of drugs that appeared to lift depression

The new antipsychotics

The so-called ‘atypical antipsychotic drugs’ have been hailed as a pharmaceutical breakthrough and have, by now, largely replaced the old guard of neuroleptics. However, a recent overview of these modern medicines questions the claim that this new...

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